A Japanese Front Yard Landscape Design

Ideas for designing front yards in a Japanese style

If you get the impression of a Japanese influence when you look at this small front yard landscape, can you define what it is that makes it feel that way?

Actually, not just one but several elements combined give this garden a Japanese atmosphere. In Japanese gardens, all the elements and their placement have meaning.

Of course, the bridge which is so common in Japanese gardens, is a major influence. The types of landscaping plants as well as their shape adds to the picture. And of course, the stones, pebbles, and dry riverbed help tie it all together.

Japanese style front yard landscape design idea

The wooden garden bridge is functional as well as visual. This in itself creates a lot of character. It also creates entryway access from the street while still allowing the dry river bed to extend from the large Juniper tree to the street.

The driveway and sidewalk are created from the same element which helps keep the entire garden as a single unit that borders the lawn. whether they're obvious or not, all the elements combined help give this Japanese front yard landscape its atmosphere and look.

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